Don't-Miss Productivity software Stories
If you find yourself typing the same text strings over and over, navigating to the same file-locations, or running through the same menus, you need to try Keyboard Maestro.
Haiku Deck has to restrain your options a little bit, but it’ll help you make a presentation that is solidly professional and elegant. It’s easy enough to use that even a PowerPoint newbie should be able to master it in minutes.
Writing a script is fun. Formatting a script? Less so. Highland won't replace Final Draft for most professionals, but it's a wonderful supplemental tool for getting the most important part—the writing—on digital paper.
Eye-Friendly's keyboard shortcuts and multiple-display support make it a nice resolution switcher for Retina MacBooks.
Timebar's visual approach to timers repurposes your menu bar inoffensively.
PDF Editor Pro 3's OCR and text editing features are appealing, but they fall short.
Delicious Library 3 makes a real attempt to keep up with the digital nature of today’s bookshelves, but it’s not quite all the way there. The app’s still worth buying, though, if the vast majority of your media collection remains in physical items like books, albums, and DVDs.
Chartsmith is good at what it does—make charts. But it has a dated interface, and lacks support for many esoteric chart types.
Fapptory's Delineato Pro is a new diagramming and mind-mapping Mac app with a clean design and lack of visual clutter
Penultimate is a solid digital alternative to your old notebook and pen, and with an elegant design to boot.
Pocket is a solid offering for readers who want to save web articles for later reading on an iOS device in their free time.
Spotdox is a nifty combination of a Mac app and a Web service that lets you remotely move any file on your Mac to your Dropbox folder—thus making it available via Dropbox from anywhere.
Alfred 2, a major update to the popular app- and file-launching utility, adds workflows and customizable themes while maintaining the app's ease of use. But it lacks some of the configuration options of its more-powerful competitors.
PDFpenPro just might be the best PDF editing and annotation tool available for the Mac.